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Grading Every First-Round 2011 NBA Draft Pick in Their Debut Performance

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Grading Every First-Round 2011 NBA Draft Pick in Their Debut Performance

The 2011 NBA draft class might not have been packed with talent like others which preceded it, but exciting young players like Kyrie Irving and Norris Cole have some fanbases giddy about the future.

It's obviously very early in the season and the sample size is extremely small, but some rookies have made a much more favorable imprint than others at the beginning of their careers.

While there's no doubt that there is plenty of time for several on this list to improve, the focus will be firmly on those enjoying the most success early in the campaign.

There are several first-round picks who have yet to make a professional debut and others which who will have to wait until 2012-13, but there are plenty of first-rounders active right now.

Did they earn a passing grade?

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